Static GK based on Current Affairs February 19

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. The Ministry of Education (MoE) approved a new scheme “New India Literacy Programme (NILP) which is also known as Nav Bharat Literacy Program” for the upcoming 5 years.

➤ Objective:
i.Critical life skills
ii. Vocational skills development
iii. Basic education
iv. Continuing education

➤ Important Government Schemes –

● Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna

● DDU Grameen Kaushalya Yojna

● Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna

● PM SVANIDI

● Swachh Sarvekshan 2021

● Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra

● Ambekar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission


2. According to Goldhub, an official website of the World Gold Council that maintains all the data regarding precious metals, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has emerged as the 2nd largest buyer of Gold among the world’s Central Banks in 2021.

➤ Indias Rank in various categories – 

● 2021 Fortune’s Global 500 List – 155th

● 15th Global Peace Index 2021 – 135

● World Competitiveness Index 2021 – 43

● Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) – 4

● World Press Freedom Index 2021 – 142

● Henley Passport Index: Q2 2021 Global Ranking – 84


3. The government of India has appointed Vice Admiral (retd) G Ashok Kumar, the former Navy vice chief, as India’s first National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC) in the National Security Council Secretariat. The proposal for the creation of this post was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security in 2021. 

● This is a part of India’s efforts to enhance maritime security following the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack (2008). 

➤ Recent Appointments – 

● Dr. S Somanath – New Chairman and Space Secretary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

● Alka Mittal – 1st woman Chairman and MD (CMD) of ONGC

● Vinay Kumar Tripathi – New Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board

● VS Pathania – 24th Director General (DG) of the Indian Coast Guard

● Tarun Kapoor – Energy Transition Advisory Committee (ETAC) set up by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas


4. on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Delhi Police, Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs, officially launched the Delhi Police’s “Smart Card Arms License” and “Shastra Mobile Application”.

● Delhi Police has become India’s first security force to introduce the ‘Smart Card Arms License’, replacing the arms license booklet.

➤ About Delhi – 

● In December 1911 King George V of Britain decreed that the capital of British India would be moved from Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Delhi.

● C.M. – Arvind Kejriwal

● Lt. Governor – Anil Baijal

➤ National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary – 

● National Zoological Park

● Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

● Deer Park


5. India’s 1st water taxi service to enable faster connectivity between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra was virtually inaugurated by the Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

➤ About Maharashtra – 

● C.M. – Uddhav Thackeray

● Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshiyari

● Capital – Mumbai

➤ National Parks  –

● Chandoli National Park

● Gugumal National Park

● Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

● Sanjay Gandhi National Park

● Navegaon National Park

● Borivali National Park

● Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

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